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Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Apr 2, 2019 | Replies (17)

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@catmom777

I have gone through periods of depression my whole life, back to when I was a little girl. I was terribly abused by my mother and thought my parents didn't want me, so I've had that to live with all my life. But, I've made it to 65 and except for afib and osteoporosis and maybe chronic bronchitis, I'm still here. I have happy times too, but with the recent diagnosis, the depression came back. And, it's pretty hard not get anxious when your heart is skipping beats and seems to be struggling to beat. I felt funny about 1/2 hour ago and took my pulse and it was acting like that. My cardiologist appointment is in two weeks. I hope he has some answers.
But thanks for thinking of me. I know I could use the support of this group. One thing that some of us struggle with is feeling awfully alone. I live alone and my family is miles away, so it gets hard when health issues crop up.
I appreciate your concern. I'll tune in later. Have a good evening.

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@catmom777 I clicked on your profile and read many of your posts. You have had a tough roe to how in life, and there are many prongs to look at closely. It seems that when you are able to address your concerns with your doctor's you may be able to get some answers that will alleviate some of your anxiety. The depression that you talk of seems to have a root in past poor relationship choices and the way you/your daughter were treated. That is something that is in the past and those actions can't be changed. You can change your response to them and it's not an easy step to take but very necessary in order to help heal from it. Do you think the anxiety about your heart issues and breathing issues come from focusing too much on them and watching every little nuance. During the course of the day our heart rate can change over different things likewise our breathing can, too. I am saying this from a loving and kind point of view as these are things that I have found in my own circumstances. Be gentle on yourself. You deserve that whether you believe it truly or not just take that in and hold it in your heart.
Ginger